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Higher Degree by Research

Charles Darwin International PhD Scholars (CDIPS)

The aim of the Charles Darwin International PhD Scholars (CDIPS) Scheme is to bring together CDU supervisors and high-quality international students to work together in strategic areas for the university, to ensure timely completion of the Scholars’ PhDs degrees and publication of high-quality outputs during the candidature.

It is expected that the CDIPS will equip students with significant publication records before graduation to launch their careers.

This scholarship consists of tax-free stipends and tuition fee waivers.

  • Each stipend will be approximately $30,000 per year (adjusted yearly) for 3 years, with an additional one-off $5,000 allocated to support part of the student’s medical insurance and relocation.
  • Tuition fees of the PhD course (approx. $28,000 per year, adjusted yearly) will also be waived for 3 years.

The stipends and tuition fee waivers may be extended to 3.5 years, for students who demonstrate publication of high-quality research outputs prior to applying for an extension.

Interested applicants are to contact the supervisors listed in the projects.

Browse available CDIPS projects

Health

Health - open day
  • Principal advisor: Associate Professor Benjamin Tan PhD RN (Associate Dean Research)
    Course: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Study and Thesis
    Model: Full time, PhD by Publication
    Expected commencement date: 1 March 2021 (negotiable)

    About you

    The selection of applicants for the award of the CDIPS involves consideration of your academic merit and research background. The following essential selection criteria apply:

    • a first-class Honours degree or a Master’s degree containing a substantial research component ina related area e.g. health sciences, nursing, traditional Chinese medicine, or integrative medicine
    • current registration as a health practitioner (e.g., registered nurse) in your home country
    • theoretical understanding in using complementary therapies for cancer symptom management
    • demonstrated experience and skills in conducting systematic reviews and clinical trials
    • proven research track record of contributing to international peer-reviewed journal publications
    • demonstrated English language proficiency required for postgraduate courses at CDU.

    Application process

    Interested applicants should contact Associate Professor Benjamin Tan (Lead Chief Investigator of the CDIPS) by email at benjamin.tan@cdu.edu.au. Applicants will then be required to provide the below items:

    • curriculum vitae, including details of 2 academic referees
    • a cover letter outlining a) your research interests, and b) how you meet the above selection criteria
    • a copy of your academic qualifications and academic transcripts
    • evidence of English language proficiency (e.g. IELTS) if your degree(s) were not completed in English
    • the initial closing date for the EOI is 1 February 2021. The preferred applicant will be invited to apply for a PhD enrolment on-line.
  • Principal advisor: Associate Professor Yu Gao
    Course: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Study and Thesis
    Model: Full time, PhD by Publication
    Expected commencement date: 31 January 2021 (negotiable)

    About you

    The selection of applicants for the award of the CDIPS involves consideration of your academic merit and research background. The following essential selection criteria apply:

    • a first-class Honours degree or a Master’s degree containing a substantial research component ina related area e.g. health sciences, nursing, traditional Chinese medicine, or integrative medicine
    • current registration as a health practitioner (e.g., registered nurse) in your home country
    • theoretical understanding in using complementary therapies for cancer symptom management
    • demonstrated experience and skills in conducting systematic reviews and clinical trials
    • proven research track record of contributing to international peer-reviewed journal publications
    • demonstrated English language proficiency required for postgraduate courses at CDU.

    Application process

    Interested applicants should contact Associate Professor Yu Gao (Lead Chief Investigator of the CDIPS) by email at Yu.gao@cdu.edu.au. Applicants will then be required to provide the below items:

    • curriculum vitae, including details of 2 academic referees
    • a cover letter outlining a) your research interests, and b) how you meet the above selection criteria
    • a copy of your academic qualifications and academic transcripts
    • evidence of English language proficiency (e.g. IELTS) if your degree(s) were not completed in English
    • the initial closing date for the EOI is 1 December 2020. The preferred applicant will be invited to apply for a PhD enrolment on-line.

Business and sustainable enterprise

Virtual open day Business Law
  • Ideal Candidate

    The selection of applicants for the award of the CDIPS involves consideration of your academic performance and research background.  The following selection criteria will apply:

    • A first-class Honours or Master’s degree containing a substantial research component in an area of Business, Marketing or Management or similar;
    • Demonstrated experience and skills in academic research;
    • A peer-reviewed journal publication; and
    • Demonstrated English language proficiency required for postgraduate courses at CDU.

     

    Application Process

    Interested candidates should contact Professor Steven Greenland, APCBL Associate Dean - Research, highlighting their interest in the particular project with the following information:

    • Curriculum vitae, including 2 academic referees;
    • A cover letter outlining your research interests and how you meet the selection criteria;
    • A copy of your academic qualifications and academic transcripts;
    • Evidence of English language proficiency (e.g. IELTS);
    • An indication of your preference for undertaking a PhD in at least one of the projects outlined above, or provide a brief research proposal on a sustainability research topic of your choice.

    The closing date for expressions of interest for consideration for the February 2021 scholarship round is 31 January 2021.  The preferred applicant will be invited to apply for a PhD enrolment on-line.  Other scholarship opportunities may also arise throughout 2021 and will be considered.

     

    Contact:

    Professor Steven Greenland

    Assistant Dean Research / Professor in Marketing

    Asia Pacific College of Business and Law

    E:  steven.greenland@cdu.edu.au

    P:  +61 8 8946 8804

  • Ideal Candidate

    The selection of applicants for the award of the CDIPS involves consideration of your academic performance and research background.  The following selection criteria will apply:

    • A first-class Honours or Master’s degree containing a substantial research component in an area of Business, Marketing or Management or similar;
    • Demonstrated experience and skills in academic research;
    • A peer-reviewed journal publication; and
    • Demonstrated English language proficiency required for postgraduate courses at CDU.

     

    Application Process

    Interested candidates should contact Professor Steven Greenland, APCBL Associate Dean - Research, highlighting their interest in the particular project with the following information:

    • Curriculum vitae, including 2 academic referees;
    • A cover letter outlining your research interests and how you meet the selection criteria;
    • A copy of your academic qualifications and academic transcripts;
    • Evidence of English language proficiency (e.g. IELTS);
    • An indication of your preference for undertaking a PhD in at least one of the projects outlined above, or provide a brief research proposal on a sustainability research topic of your choice.

    The closing date for expressions of interest for consideration for the February 2021 scholarship round is 31 January 2021.  The preferred applicant will be invited to apply for a PhD enrolment on-line.  Other scholarship opportunities may also arise throughout 2021 and will be considered.

     

    Contact:

    Professor Steven Greenland

    Assistant Dean Research / Professor in Marketing

    Asia Pacific College of Business and Law

    E:  steven.greenland@cdu.edu.au

    P:  +61 8 8946 8804

  • Ideal Candidate

    The selection of applicants for the award of the CDIPS involves consideration of your academic performance and research background.  The following selection criteria will apply:

    • A first-class Honours or Master’s degree containing a substantial research component in an area of Business, Marketing or Management or similar;
    • Demonstrated experience and skills in academic research;
    • A peer-reviewed journal publication; and
    • Demonstrated English language proficiency required for postgraduate courses at CDU.

     

    Application Process

    Interested candidates should contact Professor Steven Greenland, APCBL Associate Dean - Research, highlighting their interest in the particular project with the following information:

    • Curriculum vitae, including 2 academic referees;
    • A cover letter outlining your research interests and how you meet the selection criteria;
    • A copy of your academic qualifications and academic transcripts;
    • Evidence of English language proficiency (e.g. IELTS);
    • An indication of your preference for undertaking a PhD in at least one of the projects outlined above, or provide a brief research proposal on a sustainability research topic of your choice.

    The closing date for expressions of interest for consideration for the February 2021 scholarship round is 31 January 2021.  The preferred applicant will be invited to apply for a PhD enrolment on-line.  Other scholarship opportunities may also arise throughout 2021 and will be considered.

     

    Contact:

    Professor Steven Greenland

    Assistant Dean Research / Professor in Marketing

    Asia Pacific College of Business and Law

    E:  steven.greenland@cdu.edu.au

    P:  +61 8 8946 8804

  • Ideal Candidate

    The selection of applicants for the award of the CDIPS involves consideration of your academic performance and research background.  The following selection criteria will apply:

    • A first-class Honours or Master’s degree containing a substantial research component in an area of Business, Marketing or Management or similar;
    • Demonstrated experience and skills in academic research;
    • A peer-reviewed journal publication; and
    • Demonstrated English language proficiency required for postgraduate courses at CDU.

     

    Application Process

    Interested candidates should contact Professor Steven Greenland, APCBL Associate Dean - Research, highlighting their interest in the particular project with the following information:

    • Curriculum vitae, including 2 academic referees;
    • A cover letter outlining your research interests and how you meet the selection criteria;
    • A copy of your academic qualifications and academic transcripts;
    • Evidence of English language proficiency (e.g. IELTS);
    • An indication of your preference for undertaking a PhD in at least one of the projects outlined above, or provide a brief research proposal on a sustainability research topic of your choice.

    The closing date for expressions of interest for consideration for the February 2021 scholarship round is 31 January 2021.  The preferred applicant will be invited to apply for a PhD enrolment on-line.  Other scholarship opportunities may also arise throughout 2021 and will be considered.

     

    Contact:

    Professor Steven Greenland

    Assistant Dean Research / Professor in Marketing

    Asia Pacific College of Business and Law

    E:  steven.greenland@cdu.edu.au

    P:  +61 8 8946 8804

  • Ideal Candidate

    The selection of applicants for the award of the CDIPS involves consideration of your academic performance and research background.  The following selection criteria will apply:

    • A first-class Honours or Master’s degree containing a substantial research component in an area of Business, Marketing or Management or similar;
    • Demonstrated experience and skills in academic research;
    • A peer-reviewed journal publication; and
    • Demonstrated English language proficiency required for postgraduate courses at CDU.

     

    Application Process

    Interested candidates should contact Professor Steven Greenland, APCBL Associate Dean - Research, highlighting their interest in the particular project with the following information:

    • Curriculum vitae, including 2 academic referees;
    • A cover letter outlining your research interests and how you meet the selection criteria;
    • A copy of your academic qualifications and academic transcripts;
    • Evidence of English language proficiency (e.g. IELTS);
    • An indication of your preference for undertaking a PhD in at least one of the projects outlined above, or provide a brief research proposal on a sustainability research topic of your choice.

    The closing date for expressions of interest for consideration for the February 2021 scholarship round is 31 January 2021.  The preferred applicant will be invited to apply for a PhD enrolment on-line.  Other scholarship opportunities may also arise throughout 2021 and will be considered.

     

    Contact:

    Professor Steven Greenland

    Assistant Dean Research / Professor in Marketing

    Asia Pacific College of Business and Law

    E:  steven.greenland@cdu.edu.au

    P:  +61 8 8946 8804

  • Ideal Candidate

    The selection of applicants for the award of the CDIPS involves consideration of your academic performance and research background.  The following selection criteria will apply:

    • A first-class Honours or Master’s degree containing a substantial research component in an area of Business, Marketing or Management or similar;
    • Demonstrated experience and skills in academic research;
    • A peer-reviewed journal publication; and
    • Demonstrated English language proficiency required for postgraduate courses at CDU.

     

    Application Process

    Interested candidates should contact Professor Steven Greenland, APCBL Associate Dean - Research, highlighting their interest in the particular project with the following information:

    • Curriculum vitae, including 2 academic referees;
    • A cover letter outlining your research interests and how you meet the selection criteria;
    • A copy of your academic qualifications and academic transcripts;
    • Evidence of English language proficiency (e.g. IELTS);
    • An indication of your preference for undertaking a PhD in at least one of the projects outlined above, or provide a brief research proposal on a sustainability research topic of your choice.

    The closing date for expressions of interest for consideration for the February 2021 scholarship round is 31 January 2021.  The preferred applicant will be invited to apply for a PhD enrolment on-line.  Other scholarship opportunities may also arise throughout 2021 and will be considered.

     

    Contact:

    Professor Steven Greenland

    Assistant Dean Research / Professor in Marketing

    Asia Pacific College of Business and Law

    E:  steven.greenland@cdu.edu.au

    P:  +61 8 8946 8804

  • Ideal Candidate

    The selection of applicants for the award of the CDIPS involves consideration of your academic performance and research background.  The following selection criteria will apply:

    • A first-class Honours or Master’s degree containing a substantial research component in an area of Business, Marketing or Management or similar;
    • Demonstrated experience and skills in academic research;
    • A peer-reviewed journal publication; and
    • Demonstrated English language proficiency required for postgraduate courses at CDU.

     

    Application Process

    Interested candidates should contact Professor Steven Greenland, APCBL Associate Dean - Research, highlighting their interest in the particular project with the following information:

    • Curriculum vitae, including 2 academic referees;
    • A cover letter outlining your research interests and how you meet the selection criteria;
    • A copy of your academic qualifications and academic transcripts;
    • Evidence of English language proficiency (e.g. IELTS);
    • An indication of your preference for undertaking a PhD in at least one of the projects outlined above, or provide a brief research proposal on a sustainability research topic of your choice.

    The closing date for expressions of interest for consideration for the February 2021 scholarship round is 31 January 2021.  The preferred applicant will be invited to apply for a PhD enrolment on-line.  Other scholarship opportunities may also arise throughout 2021 and will be considered.

     

    Contact:

    Professor Steven Greenland

    Assistant Dean Research / Professor in Marketing

    Asia Pacific College of Business and Law

    E:  steven.greenland@cdu.edu.au

    P:  +61 8 8946 8804